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Max size of Hardrive?


SparkyJack

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Is there a critical size of hard drive for a particular Mother Board configuration, just as RAM limitation?

I have been given a 1999 IBM Thinkpad 770 It is in perfect working order with Win2000 It has 256Mb RAM with I gather is the max,. The hard drive is a massive 4 Gig As I have several 2.5 drives of 60gig and up laying around - any advantage in installing one of those?

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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If its old then the BIOS may have a limit of what size HDD it can see.

Just try fitting it and see if the HDD can detect it in BIOS

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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Its something to do with LBA (large Block address) and the limit may be 127G

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